Project development of wind and solar parks: Selection and securing of sites, permitting of procurement, realization, construction of turnkey projects, repowering, operations management, project purchasing, cooperation.
UKA plans, builds, manages and operates wind and solar farms and the associated infrastructure. With more than 70 grid-connected power plants and a project pipeline of more than nineteen gigawatts for wind and solar projects, UKA is one of Germany’s leading project developers.
The UKA Group has around 900 employees and is currently active in Europe as well as in North and South America. As a full-service developer, UKA not only covers the entire value chain but also operates wind and solar parks itself. Founded in 1999, the company is one of the leading German project developers. UKA has also grown strongly internationally in recent years. The UKA Group's current project pipeline for wind and solar projects now exceeds 19 gigawatts.
Complete solutions for decentralized power production
As a full-service provider, the UKA Group provides all services up to the handover of operationally-ready renewable energy parks. At the point of commissioning, our energy park operations subsidiary, UKB Betriebsführung GmbH, ensures that the turbines operate for decades with optimal technical and economic performance.
Our project management subsidiary, which is based in Lohmen (Mecklenburg, Germany), UKA Projektträger GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the implementation of all of the UKA Group’s construction projects. Due to our large purchasing volume, UKA is able to work in a particularly cost-efficient manner and also offers its services to other partners – a win-win situation for all parties.
All projects are accompanied by our expert team, every step of the way, up to the point of permit-compliant implementation. This involves providing support for everything from the construction of pathways and foundations to grid connection, turnkey construction and commissioning as well as following up on all official requirements and acceptance tests in compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Act.
Complex projects and exemplary solutions
As an expert in wind energy in forested locations, UKA has already commissioned several wind power installations in commercial forests. A specialist agency – Fachagentur Windenergie an Land – has identified the "Göllnitz-Lieskau-Rehain" project as a good-practice example of sustainable wind projects in forest locations. It exemplifies project development in close coordination with citizens.
The Group successfully executes repowering projects. For this purpose, UKA examines whether local conditions such as height or distance regulations, planning law and turbine firing of potentially suitable wind power plants, allow for repowering. In 2021, for example, twelve turbines were modernized and optimized at the wind park Warnsdorf in Brandenburg, Germany. The new wind turbines produce even more green electricity with an increase of the rated output of 3.6 times more than that of the old turbines and they can now supply energy to more than 40,000 households.
UKA effectively leads conservation compensation and replacement measures in the context of wind energy projects. The project "Schäferwiese" in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, compensates exemplary the wind turbines of the wind farm Parchim, which were projected and built by UKA.
Local partnership and global presence
The energy park developer supports all phases of a project as a financially strong and implementation-oriented partner – regardless of the plant type. Flexible and situation-specific cooperation models enable mutual collaboration and the shaping of the energy transition with joint forces.
The UKA Group is currently expanding its business activities in other European markets like Italy (Rome) and Poland (Szczecin) including UKA Iberia which operates from Madrid. In addition, UKA North America from Florida, Texas and Illinois as well as UKA Chile from Santiago de Chile are driving promising renewable energy projects in North, Central and South America.
- Founded: 1999
- Employees: 900